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March 28, 2014

Collaborative to End Human Trafficking Symposium on April 5

The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking will present “Responses of Professionals to the Pandemic of Human Trafficking” at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in the Robbins Building (2210 Circle Drive) on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

The symposium calls on practitioners and students from nursing, medicine, social work, law, business, and law enforcement to broaden their knowledge of human trafficking and how they may encounter it within their discipline; to discuss tools available and still needed in the local community to assess, intervene, and assist victims; and to network more effectively across the disciplines to address prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Keynote speakers include Timothy Mulvey, U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons; Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio; and Rachel Lloyd, Founder and CEO of Girls Educational & Mentoring Services in New York.

In addition, the morning session will include a plenary panel made up of local professionals from the various disciplines to address how the crime of human trafficking presents itself within their field. Panelists include M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, PhD, MSASS; Judith P. Lipton, MSSW, JD, Professor of Law, CWRU School of Law; and Roger Saillant, PhD, Executive Director, Fowler Center for Sustainable Value, Weatherhead School of Management.

The afternoon includes breakout sessions facilitated by local professionals from medicine, nursing, social work, law enforcement, business, and law to provide participants an opportunity to contribute to the conversation regarding challenges and solutions within the multiple disciplines. Facilitators include Maureen Kenny, JD, Professor of Law, CWRU; Kirsti Mouncey, LISW, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, MSASS Adjunct Instructor; and recent CWRU alumna Charity Taylor, BS, BA, Analyst, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Inc.

CE credits for nurses, physicians, social workers and counselors are available.* The application for CLEs has been submitted.

The cost to attend the symposium is $60 for professionals and $15 for students. Free parking and lunch are provided for participants. To register for the event, visit www.hmhousing.org or contact the Collaborative at 440-356-2254.

The symposium is supported by the following: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, Catholic Health Partners, Cleveland Clinic, and Nord Family Foundation.